State agency nixing gas wastewater plant planned in W. Pa.

State agency nixing gas wastewater plant planned in W. Pa.

CREEKSIDE, Pa. (AP) — State regulators are shutting down a Texas firm’s plans to build a drilling wastewater treatment facility at the site of a western Pennsylvania rodeo arena.

Officials with Aquatic Synthesis Unlimited and its partner company, Terra Services, of Irving, Texas, didn’t immediately return calls for comment on the actions being taken by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

A DEP spokesman tells the Indiana Gazette the agency begun forcing the companies to close and clean up the facility begun two years ago in Rayne Township. That’s about 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The companies wanted to treat wastewater from natural gas and oil drilling, but the DEP says the facility has been idle since September and that about 1 million gallons of water remain at the site.


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